Wolves are proud to be the next football club to take part in the Fans for Diversity ‘My Club, My Shirt’ initiative, as we join clubs across the country to champion the diversity of the supporters in our community.
The 'My Club, My Shirt' campaign, which will be styled ‘My Wolves, My Shirt’ in Wolverhampton, aims to illustrate and champion a number supporters from a variety of backgrounds wearing their favourite old gold shirts and brings clubs, communities and fans together from all walks of life.
Wolves are teaming up with the first transgender person to work in the Premier League, photographer, author and campaigner Sophie Cook, who will photograph Wolves supporters in a variety of locations throughout Molineux and Wolverhampton this December.
The club is appealing to supporters of all age, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability, race, religion or belief, to get in contact and be a part of this historic campaign.
Wolves are searching for around 25 supporters to be involved, and anticipate that each would need to give up a maximum of two hours of their time during the week commencing Monday 13th December.
If you would like to be involved, and be photographed in your Wolves shirt for the ‘My Wolves, My Shirt’ initiative, please register your interest here. The club is also working with Punjabi Wolves and the Wolves 1877 Trust to seek supporters to take part in the campaign.
The initiative first began in 2020 when photographer Yusuf Ismail captured people from the community around Cardiff City and has since grown to include a number of clubs throughout the EFL and Premier League.
HR director and equality, diversity and inclusion lead at Wolves, Zoe Brough said: "We are thrilled to be involved in the Fans for Diversity 'My Club, My Shirt' initiative, and looking forward to celebrating our hugely diverse fan base through the medium of photography.
"The portraits will be taken by an exceptional photographer in Sophie Cook, and will champion our supporters, who naturally come from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs, and all share Wolves as a common love.
"We hope that we can work with a number of supporters who want to show their pride in their club, city and community, and are as passionate about diversity and representation as we are."
Former professional player, and diversity and campaigns manager at Fans For Diversity, Anwar Uddin said: “We are hugely proud of the 'My Club, My Shirt' campaign and pleased that so many clubs have got involved.
“Our aim is to make football a welcoming place for everyone and this campaign shines a light on supporters from a variety of backgrounds within the communities in and around clubs.
“This isn’t a one-off project either, we actively encourage more clubs to get involved and continue the initiative throughout the season, and beyond.”